The Isaac Project by Sarah Monzon (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

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The Isaac ProjectThe Isaac Project
by Sarah Monzon
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 288 Pages
September 1st 2015 by Radiant Publications

Becky Sawyer’s life unravels in a single day. Not only does she catch her boyfriend, the man she hoped to marry, lip-locked with another woman, she also receives the gut-wrenching news that her grandfather, the man who raised her, is dying. His last wish? To see her happily married. Heartbroken, Becky seeks inspiration in the pages of the Holy Scriptures. And finds it in the story of Isaac and Rebekah.

If love couldn't keep his parents together, Luke Masterson wonders what will make a marriage last. He decides to steer clear of all women—especially crazy ones like Becky Sawyer, who employs a friend to find her a husband. But when he feels the dogged promptings of the Holy Spirit to move across the country and marry a complete stranger, it seems love has little to do with it anyway.

With commitment their only foundation, and love constantly thwarted, can an arranged marriage find happiness in the twenty-first century?

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My Review

THE ISAAC PROJECT was an inspirational story about an independent woman who wants to give her grandfather, also the man who raised her, his dying wish. She decides to apply the story of Rebekah and Isaac from the Bible almost literally, sending her friend off to find her a husband. The story started off going back and forth between Becky's and Luke's point of views, giving them some background before they ever meet. There was plenty of chemistry, a little danger, some inspirational moments, and things that these two characters had to work through to find their happily ever after. Definitely a unique story for those who read inspirational romance.

Becky is a sweetheart through and through. A little naive, for sure, but also with the best intentions. She's good at what she does. Luke was a great guy. Hard working and caring. They were a great match, although I felt like Becky didn't hold her end even half as much as Luke did, so it felt a little unbalanced. Regardless, I liked them both and the way they slowly developed their relationship, especially with all the effort Luke put into things.

I have a favorite quote from the book. It's short, but I think very true:
Love is a choice.
The beginning of the story was a little slow for me, but it began picking up once Becky and Luke started interacting with each other. There were some parts that didn't quite flow or where I wanted more depth or characterization (especially in the secondary characters), but of course the unique romantic situation drove me forward. The suspense part of it and danger felt a little out of place since it was kind of thrown in and didn't necessarily need to be there. Then the inspirational moments sometimes came off a little forced or preachy, but for many readers this won't be an issue.

For me this was an okay read with a unique, if a little crazy, romantic situation and a great leading man that won over the book for me.

Content: Some violence and innuendo, but would consider it clean

Source: I received a complimentary copy for review from the tour host for review purpose and also purchased a Kindle copy (while free), which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Sarah Monzon is a pastor's wife and a stay at home mom of two small children. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Southern Adventist University. Sarah is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). The Isaac Project is her debut novel.

Tour Schedule

January 18--Reading Is My SuperPower | Bookworm Lisa
January 19--Just Commonly | Toni Shiloh Prayerfully-Lifted Romance
January 20--Donna's BookShelf | Singing Librarian Books
January 21--Between the Pages | Wishful Endings
January 22--Katie's Clean Book Collection | Crystal's Chaotic Confessions
​January 23--Red Headed Book Ladycherylbbookblog

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